Tuesday 24 October 2017

Gary Speed life and times

Born: September 8, 1969, Mancot, Flintshire, Wales

Club career

1988-96, Leeds Utd: 248 games, 39 goals

1996-98, Everton: 58 games, 15 goals

1998-2004, Newcastle Utd: 213 games, 29 goals

2004-08, Bolton: 121 games, 14 goals

2008-10 Sheffield Utd: 37 games, 6 goals

International career

85 caps for Wales, 7 goals


1988: Signed professional contract

with Leeds, making his debut against Oldham aged 19.

1990: Second Division title with Leeds.

1992: First Division title; Charity Shield.

December 2006: Became the first player to make 500 Premier League appearances when he featured in Bolton's 4-0 victory over West Ham.

August 2007: His goal against Reading made him the only player to have scored in every Premier League season, an achievement later matched and extended by Ryan Giggs.

August 2010: Named Sheffield

United manager after retiring as a player three months earlier.

February 2011: Managed Wales for the first time, losing to Ireland 3-0 in the Carling Nations Cup. Wales went on to beat Norway 4-1 in November, Speed's fifth win in 10 games.

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